Power transcends policy in dysfunctional Washington, D.C., where the No. 1 job of every member of Congress is to get re-elected. That is what Camden R. Fine sees in his role as president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America. “They don’t give a darn about policy,” he told members of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association at their annual convention last month. “They have one goal — re-election.” Click here to view more photos from the convention.
Regulatory burden and ways to deal with it were common themes of speakers at the Kansas Bankers Association’s CEO & Senior Management Forum and Annual Meeting at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs last month. Click here to view more photos from this meeting.
For the first 15 months after a recession, the U.S. economy typically grows about 4.4 percent, but following the first 15 months after the Great Recession, the economy is still only growing at a rate of about 2.1 percent, according to Joe Keating, executive vice president and chief investment officer at CenterState Bank, Winter Haven. Speaking at the Florida Bankers Association’s 125th Annual Convention in Palm Springs in June, Keating called housing a cause for the sluggishness in the economy as well as a bright spot in it. Click here to view more photos from the convention.
Stress testing for community banks was high on a list or regulatory issues up for discussion during the annual convention of the Missouri Bankers Association at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson in June. And Division of Finance Commissioner Rich Weaver reported that the overall condition of Missouri’s state-chartered banks is improving, with earnings performance stable, albeit in the face of continued margin pressures. Click here to view more photos from this convention.
Financial services providers may be riding a wave of change in their delivery methods, but the role of the United States remains unchanged as the world’s pre-eminent economic and military power. These were key messages from speakers at the Nebraska Bankers Association’s annual convention in May in the Omaha suburb of La Vista. Click here to view photos from this convention.
More than 3,300 bankers, vendors and guests were registered for the ICBA National Convention and Techworld, which ran March 11–14 at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The attendance was the second-highest ever for this event, according to ICBA officials. Click here to view photos from this year's convention. Next year's convention will be March 2–6 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu.
For 33 years, this conference has given community bank CEOs the opportunity to listen, learn and network with peers. This year's banker-designed conference reflected the critical role banks play in the community, and the many hats they must wear these days. The conference provided strategies and solutions to help banks stay above the competition in today's changing environment. Click here to view photos from this conference.
When the American Bankers Association staged its 100th annual National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Milwaukee last month, the booming farm economy was reflected in the theme, “The Supercycle Ag Banker,” and in the titles for some of the workshop sessions, such as “Explosive Growth in Agriculture,” “Evaluating the New Century Go-Go Farmer” and “Is This Boom Different?” View more photos from this conference by clicking here.
The American Bankers Association annual convention was held Oct 14-16, 2012, in San Diego. The convention offered featured speakers such as FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, strategic solutions sessions, a directors' forum, the latest products and services in its marketplace and ample networking opportunities during its special events. To view photos from this convention, click here.